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Saudis act against anti-Islamic footballer haircuts

Saudis act against anti-Islamic footballer haircuts

Saudi sports authorities are taking action against footballer hairstyles deemed to be anti-Islamic in the ultra-conservative kingdom, local media reported. A video posted online on Friday showed one player being… Read more »

Madrid suffers a first-leg defeat at Wolfsburg

Madrid suffers a first-leg defeat at Wolfsburg

Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid suffered a shock 2-0 Champions League defeat at Wolfsburg in Wednesday’s quarter-final, first-leg to leave them on the verge of a European exit. Just five days… Read more »

Australia will play pink-ball Tests against South Africa, Pakistan: Report

Australia will play pink-ball Tests against South Africa, Pakistan: Report

Australia will play two day-night Tests against South Africa and Pakistan next southern summer in a revamp of home international scheduling, a report said on Thursday. Following the success of… Read more »

Beausejour Stadium to be renamed after Darren Sammy

Beausejour Stadium to be renamed after Darren Sammy

Darren Sammy’s success in captaining the West Indies to the World Twenty20 title has been recognised by his native St Lucia after it was announced that the island’s main cricket… Read more »

Beausejour Stadium to be renamed after Darren Sammy

Beausejour Stadium to be renamed after Darren Sammy

Darren Sammy’s success in captaining the West Indies to the World Twenty20 title has been recognised by his native St Lucia after it was announced that the island’s main cricket… Read more »

Australia’s women cricketers earn big pay raise upto Aus$65,000

Australia’s women cricketers earn big pay raise upto Aus$65,000

Australia’s elite female cricketers were handed a significant pay rise on Wednesday to make them the top earners of any women’s team sport in the country. Cricket Australia said the… Read more »

Shahryar Khan apologises to Waqar Younis over leaked confidential report on team’s performance

Shahryar Khan apologises to Waqar Younis over leaked confidential report on team’s performance

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has apologised to former head coach Waqar Younis over a leaked confidential report. Shaharyar confirmed he met the former fast-bowling great on Monday… Read more »

Sarfraz Ahmed appointed T20 captain: PCB

Sarfraz Ahmed appointed T20 captain: PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed Sarfraz Ahmed as new T20 captain. The PCB’s decision came after Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi official announced retirement from T20 captaincy. Earlier, a fact-finding… Read more »

Sarfraz Ahmed appointed T20 captain: PCB

Sarfraz Ahmed appointed T20 captain: PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed Sarfraz Ahmed as new T20 captain. The PCB’s decision came after Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi official announced retirement from T20 captaincy. Earlier, a fact-finding… Read more »

Afridi did opposite to my advice during Pak-India match in W T20: Imran Khan Sports12 MINS AGO BY WEB DESK IMRAN-KHAN (1) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief and former cricket captain Imran Khan on Tuesday lashed out at Shahid Afridi over unsatisfactory performance as captain in World Twenty and Asia Cup.  A talent hunt trial for fast bowlers was organized at Islamabad’s Diamond Cricket Ground in which as many as 35 bowlers participated.  Talking to newsmen on the occasion, Imran Khan said Afridi’s performance as T20 captain was disappointing and that he didn’t act on the instructions given before Pakistan and India tie.  Lauding Test captain’s stunning leadership, Khan said that if Misbah was T20 captain, the situation could have been better.  “Changing the coach and manager instead of reframing the cricket structure would never give fruitful results”, he added.  Earlier, Shahid Afridi stepped down as captain in the game’s shortest format following Pakistan’s early exit from the World Twenty20 tournament.  “I never thought I’d be on this level and play cricket for Pakistan team,” he added.  Pakistan team manager Intikhab Alam had also blamed Shahid Afridi’s “clueless captaincy” for the country’s group-stage exit from world cricket events.  He criticised Afridi’s on-field tactics and off-field leadership, the lack of skills in all departments of the squad and how they became involved in “needless controversies” during the World T20.  Further, in a report submitted to the PCB, coach Waqar Younis made critical comments relating to Afridi’s captaincy and the troublesome attitude of batsman Umar Akmal.  Waqar made it clear that Shahid Afridi was not performing with the bat, ball or as a captain but was not listened to.  Waqar added: “We lost to New Zealand, Asia Cup and the World Twenty20, due to poor captaincy.”  Pakistan were knocked out of the World T20 2016 after failing to qualify for the semi-finals as they lost three out of their four group matches.

Afridi did opposite to my advice during Pak-India match in W T20: Imran Khan Sports12 MINS AGO BY WEB DESK IMRAN-KHAN (1) Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief and former cricket captain Imran Khan on Tuesday lashed out at Shahid Afridi over unsatisfactory performance as captain in World Twenty and Asia Cup. A talent hunt trial for fast bowlers was organized at Islamabad’s Diamond Cricket Ground in which as many as 35 bowlers participated. Talking to newsmen on the occasion, Imran Khan said Afridi’s performance as T20 captain was disappointing and that he didn’t act on the instructions given before Pakistan and India tie. Lauding Test captain’s stunning leadership, Khan said that if Misbah was T20 captain, the situation could have been better. “Changing the coach and manager instead of reframing the cricket structure would never give fruitful results”, he added. Earlier, Shahid Afridi stepped down as captain in the game’s shortest format following Pakistan’s early exit from the World Twenty20 tournament. “I never thought I’d be on this level and play cricket for Pakistan team,” he added. Pakistan team manager Intikhab Alam had also blamed Shahid Afridi’s “clueless captaincy” for the country’s group-stage exit from world cricket events. He criticised Afridi’s on-field tactics and off-field leadership, the lack of skills in all departments of the squad and how they became involved in “needless controversies” during the World T20. Further, in a report submitted to the PCB, coach Waqar Younis made critical comments relating to Afridi’s captaincy and the troublesome attitude of batsman Umar Akmal. Waqar made it clear that Shahid Afridi was not performing with the bat, ball or as a captain but was not listened to. Waqar added: “We lost to New Zealand, Asia Cup and the World Twenty20, due to poor captaincy.” Pakistan were knocked out of the World T20 2016 after failing to qualify for the semi-finals as they lost three out of their four group matches.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief and former cricket captain Imran Khan on Tuesday lashed out at Shahid Afridi over unsatisfactory performance as captain in World Twenty and Asia Cup. A talent… Read more »

‘Banned’ Kaneria seeks PM Sharif’s help

‘Banned’ Kaneria seeks PM Sharif’s help

Leg-spinner Danish Kaneria has requested Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to intervene against what he calls an “unjust life ban” on him by the English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The… Read more »

Messi denies tax evasion in Panama Papers scandal

Messi denies tax evasion in Panama Papers scandal

  The family of Lionel Messi denied on Monday that he was involved in tax evasion after the Barcelona star emerged as one of many personalities accused of shady offshore… Read more »

Samuels, Brathwaite hammer England to lift T20 Cup

Samuels, Brathwaite hammer England to lift T20 Cup

Carlos Brathwaite scored an undisputed 10-ball 34, while Marlon Sameuls scored a mature knock of 85 off 66 balls to chase down a target of 156 runs set by England… Read more »

Mohsin Hassan to become new chief selector of Pakistan cricket team: report

Mohsin Hassan to become new chief selector of Pakistan cricket team: report

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) management has decided to name Mohsin Hassan as the chief selector of the Pakistani team whereas Aqib Javed is a strong contender as coach of the… Read more »

Chris Gayle to crack century of sixes in T20 final against England

Chris Gayle to crack century of sixes in T20 final against England

  Cricket fans have urged West Indies batsman Chris Gayle to rain sixes in T20 final against England. Gayle will be looking to become the first player to crack a… Read more »

40% drop in overall violence in Pakistan: HRCP report

40% drop in overall violence in Pakistan: HRCP report

More than 4,600 Pakistanis lost their lives in violent incidents in 2015 despite a 40 per cent drop in overall violence in the country. This is less than half of… Read more »

Rossi marks 20 years as world championship rider

Rossi marks 20 years as world championship rider

  Nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi hopes to celebrate 20 years as a world championship rider with a second successive Grand Prix of Argentina victory on Sunday. The 37-year-old Italian… Read more »

Girls in green honoured for rousing performance in Women’s World T20

Girls in green honoured for rousing performance in Women’s World T20

  An event was held at The Last Word in honour of the Pakistan Women Cricket Team which has just returned after playing in the Women’s World T20. Pakistan did… Read more »

Simmons blitz throws India out of World T20

Simmons blitz throws India out of World T20

Late replacement Lendl Simmons led a charmed life to blast 82 not out and carry West Indies to a nail-biting seven-wicket win in the last over against India in the… Read more »

Afghanistan cricket team cancels Pakistan tour

Afghanistan cricket team cancels Pakistan tour

  Afghanistan cricket team have refused to visit Pakistan next month due to security reasons. Afghanistan were scheduled to play a three-match series against Pakistan in the second week of… Read more »

From cricket’s joke to champions: England all set for T20 final

From cricket’s joke to champions: England all set for T20 final

Dashing opener Jason Roy pledged that England would come out “all guns blazing” in Sunday’s World Twenty20 final as they look to complete their head-spinning transformation from cricket’s laughing stock to… Read more »

WT20: Battle of Indian spinners vs. West Indies batsmen

WT20: Battle of Indian spinners vs. West Indies batsmen

The outcome of the second World Twenty20 semi-final is likely to hinge on who emerges on top in the battle between the big-hitting West Indies batsmen and India s wily spinners… Read more »

Dreams of thunder for Pakistani seeking Formula 1 glory

Dreams of thunder for Pakistani seeking Formula 1 glory

Saad Ali is in pole position to become Pakistan’s first Formula 1 driver, a seemingly impossible target in a country with no race tracks and where all sports sponsorship money… Read more »